We want to be more than just a place to study. We want to provide
a platform for scientific discussions and synergies!
We have been working on the 2nd ICBAS International Seminar Series and we are glad to announce that these series will be in a hybrid format: both in person and online!
We have an amazing panel of guests, specialised in a wide range of biomedical subjectsfrom counselling genetics to immunology, toxicology, oncology and internal medicine and protein biochemistry.
Through these talks, we aim to promote knowledge transfer and to encourage our students and researchers to meet and exchange ideas with leading international guest speakers from different scientific areas.
Are you ready to meet them in person at ICBAS? Check out our agenda to guarantee your place! ICBAS, One School, One Health!
Note: These weekly webinars (every Wednesday at 5pm (GMT) are open to everyone in the academic community. Registration is compulsory (until the day before the webinar) but free.
September 15th | 5pm (Hybrid Format)
Margareth Øverland (Norwegian University of Life Sciences – NMBU)
Professor Margareth Øverland has more than 30 years’ experience in animal nutrition research. She has coordinated and participated in many nationally and internationally funded projects in sustainable feeds for aquaculture.
October 19th | 5pm (Hybrid Format)
Marina Mapelli (IEO Research)
Marina Mapelli graduated in Physics at the University of Milan (Italy). She become group leader at the European Institute of Oncology of Milan in 2009. Since then, research in her group deals with the understanding the molecular mechanisms governing stem cell self-renewal and fate choices, under normal and pathological conditions.
November 30th | 5pm (Hybrid Format)
Francesco Emma received his medical degree and completed his pediatric residency at the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). He has authored >200 research articles and several textbook chapters, and is a senior editor of the IPNA textbook “Pediatric Nephrology”.
January 5th | 5pm (Online Format)
Alexander Drakesmith (Oxford University)
Alexander Drakesmith’s work is centred on the biology of iron, and on the iron regulatory hormone hepcidin in the context of immunity, infection and anaemia. Our projects traverse molecular mechanisms, translational studies, and global health.
March 30th | 5pm (Hybrid Format)
Andrada Ciucă (Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania)
Andrada Ciucă is a postdoc researcher at Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania. She has a PhD from the same university with a thesis on genetic counselling, a M.Sc. in Genetic Counselling and a B.A. in Psychology.
April 19th | 5pm (Hybrid Format)
Claire M. Brown (McGill University)
Dr. Brown has been working in the field of quantitative bioimaging for almost 30 years. Her research focuses on applying biophysical techniques to fluorescence microscopy images to extract quantitative data measuring protein distributions, dynamics and interactions
Past Webinars | Watch the Recordings
October 6th at 5pm (GMT)
África González (University of Vigo)
In 1996 Dr. África González-Fernández joined the University of Vigo, building up the first Immunology Area in Galicia. From 2009 to 2019 she has been Director of the Biomedical Research Centre (CINBIO). She is also co-founder of the spin-off NanoImmunoTech (NIT).
October 13th at 5pm (GMT)
Nicholas Proudfoot (University of Oxford)
Nicholas Proudfoot is a renowned molecular biologist who has made significant contributions to the field of messenger RNA (mRNA) processing in eukaryotes. Nick’s work has been crucial in advancing our current understanding of mRNA.
October 20th at 5:30pm (Lisbon Time GMT+1)
Amy LeBlanc is Director of the CCR Comparative Oncology Program at the National Cancer Institute. She oversees and manages the operations of the Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium, which designs and executes clinical trials of new cancer therapies in tumor-bearing pet dogs.
October 27th at 5:30pm (Lisbon Time GMT+1)
Adrian Krainer is a renowned biochemist who has made significant contributions to understanding of the molecular mechanisms that cause spinal muscular atrophy. Adrian holds the St. Giles Foundation Professorship and is a Cancer Center Deputy Director of Research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York.
November, 3rd at 5pm (GMT)
Laura H. Kahn (Princeton University)
Dr. Laura H. Kahn is a physician. For almost 20 years, she conducted policy research at Princeton University. She was responsible for launching the One Health Initiative that seeks to improve the health of all species by increasing communication and collaboration between human, animal, and environmental health specialists.
November 10th at 5pm (GMT)
Sandra J. Weiss (University of California)
Dr. Weiss is the Robert C. and Delphine Wentland Eschbach Chair in Mental Health. Her program of research focuses on the interaction between biological and psychological factors as they impact the mental health of children and adults.
November 17th at 5pm (GMT)
Tomas Norton (KU Leuven)
Tomas Norton is a tenure track assistant professor in Precision Livestock Farming (PLF). He is based in the Division of Animal and Human and Health Engineering (group of M3-BIORES) at the KU Leuven. His current research focus is on PLF applications, focussing on modeling and monitoring of animal responses to their environment.
December 15th at 5pm (GMT)
Juan G. Alvarez (Harvard Medical School)
Dr. Juan G. Alvarez is Director of Centro ANDROGEN, one of the leading male infertility clinics in Spain. He combines his clinical activities with research in the area of male infertility. He is currently collaborating with various institutions including the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), one of the top research institutions in Spain.